Welcome to the

Waverly Artists Group

Artists are always looking to master a new technique and to share dreams and creativity with other artists.
Therefore, we are bringing the best of the best for you to learn from, to share with and to have the time of your life!
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Upcoming workshops / lectures

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The Hidden Order and
The Language of Painting
by Maggie Siner

 

November 14, 2014

 

 

Blue Vase and Tomatoes, 20 x 25, oil on linen

Modern
Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

​Sept. 18-21, 2014

POSTPONED

Colley's students will be learning techniques to paint subjects such as Landscapes, Interiors, Seascapes and Urban Scenes. With Colley's easy going nature he will help guide you towards producing works that are bold, confident, and skilfully handled paintings filled with light.  Students will be covering topics such as edges, tonal values, composition, brushwork, color saturation and focal points. We will be experimenting with techniques that will allow us to infuse abstract brush treatment into a realistic image. Colley will perform one of his ''Still Life'' demonstrations to show the importance of why we need to be well rehearsed in the basics which will then allow us to create individual works of art. Colley's workshops are conducted in an inspirational, interactive and positive environment. The workshop will be conducted in a step-by-step process. We will paint from 9 am - 4 pm daily.

Acrylic painters are welcome too!

 

Colley Whisson is an internationally recognized artist born and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. He held his first Solo Exhibition at the age of 24, and he is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia's finest young Impressionist painters.

 

To see more of Colley's work, visit his website at:

www.colleywhisson.com

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $515

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To register or to be added to the wait-list click here an we will get back to you! THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED. New dates will be anounced soon.

 

​Maggie Siner, accomplished painter and inspiring teacher will lead you on a voyage into the inner world of the artist’s visual thinking. This slide presentation explores some of the great masterpieces of painting and reveals how paintings use form, space, light and color for expressive purposes.  Her ability to communicate about painting and her expertise provide a rare opportunity to look at great paintings from a creators point of view.  It is a fascinating analysis that will change the way you look at painting and open a deeper appreciation of art.

 

Maggie Siner has over three decades of teaching experience in art academies universities and workshops around the world. She exhibits her paintings, drawings and sculpture in Paris, Venice, New York, Washington DC, Marseille, Atlanta, Boston, etc., and her work is in hundreds of collections.  She studied at Boston University (BFA 1973) and American University (MFA 1976) and spent much of her adult life living in France, Italy and China.   Noted for an inspiring teaching style that is intelligent, structured, generous and unique, she has taught at Xiamen University in China, Institute d'Universites Americaines in France, The Washington Studio School, the Savannah College of Art and Design, American University, Lacoste School of the Arts in France,  etc.

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Price: $20

(Limited to 10 people)

 

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Color and Shape
by Maggie Siner

 

November 14-17, 2014

 

 

 

Table, Chair and Tray, 2013, 28 x 30, oil

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Loose Florals
in Watercolors
by Ken Hobson

 

December  9, 2014

​This is a workshop for those who want to loosen up.
Ken has a relaxed approach and enjoys doing a number of demos to explain the process. The demos will be done almost entirely with Mop brushes. After the day's work you'll end up with a vivid loose floral painting ready to frame.

Ken Hobson is a native of Michigan and a graduate of Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, MI and also the Illustrators Workshop in New York. He is a member of the National Watercolor Society. He built a strong reputation as an illustrator and was a Senior Artist for Walt Disney World before moving to Greensboro, NC. Ken is now painting full time and has a busy workshop schedule.
 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time:  9:00am to 2:00pm

Price: $55

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​Seeing is the foundation of painting. This intensive workshop will strengthen visual sensitivity through direct painting from life.  The goal is to create a strong paintings with a real sense of physical presence.   We will explore light, color, values, space, form, edges and mark-making, toward a deeper understanding of what makes a painting dynamic and beautiful as well as establishing  the best ground for future creative growth.


Still-life offers great opportunity to work intensely with the form and color.  A strong emphasis will be placed on light as the organizer of color and shape, and on color itself as the primary element of painting, as well as to gesture and brushwork as sources of expression and structure.   Aesthetic principles and painting techniques will be presented while individual attention and group critiques help students evaluate their work.  

 

Previous experience required.

 

Maggie Siner has over three decades of teaching experience in art academies universities and workshops around the world. She exhibits her paintings, drawings and sculpture in Paris, Venice, New York, Washington DC, Marseille, Atlanta, Boston, etc., and her work is in hundreds of collections.  She studied at Boston University (BFA 1973) and American University (MFA 1976) and spent much of her adult life living in France, Italy and China.   Noted for an inspiring teaching style that is intelligent, structured, generous and unique, she has taught at Xiamen University in China, Institute d'Universites Americaines in France, The Washington Studio School, the Savannah College of Art and Design, American University, Lacoste School of the Arts in France,  etc.

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: Fri: 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Sat., Sun and Mon..: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $475

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Alla Prima
Figure Painting
by David Shevlino

March. 7-10, 2015

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Still Life with
Qiang Huang

January, 24-26, 2015

Qiang's approaches to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas. Using demonstrations, presentation, and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process of creating energetic paintings by manipulating values, colors, edges, and brushwork. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his/her currently skill level and personal goals in art. The workshop is designed for indoor practice with live settings.

As a self-representing artist, Qiang will also share his experience of marketing art using the Internet tools. He will demonstrate how to advertise artwork using blogs, websites, email newsletters, and on-line galleries. His way of using eBay to conduct on-line sales will be introduced, including image capturing, posting, selling transactions, and shipping. As a self-discipline and an effective way of communication, Qiang will discuss his daily-painting practice.

Qiang Huang (pronounced as Chong Wong) came from China. He has studied art from multiple master artists like David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. His paintings show remarkable accuracy and expressive brush strokes. Since 2004 his paintings have been selected continuously for the 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th Oil Painters of America's National Juried Exhibitions. American Artist Magazine has featured his teaching on the summer issue of the "Workshop".
 

To see more of Qiang's work, visit his website at:

http://www.qhart.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Price: $395

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This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  After a demonstration, the class will work in monotone from the model for the first day, concentrating on value.  After that, the class will work in full color from the model, learning how to interpret and simplify by seeing the figure as a series of basic shapes described by color/ light and shadow.  By learning to simplify what we see, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness.  This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to use their brushstrokes with economy.

Bio:
David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92).  His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his paintings in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S.  He has also produced a series of videos and DVDs about his artwork and painting methods.

 

To see more of Shevlino's work, visit his website at:

http://davidshevlino.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $450

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Landscape Painting:
Beyond the Photograph
by Peter Fiore

 

May 31 - June 2, 2015

The study and interpretation of light is the foundation of all representational painting; time of day, weather, color and texture, among others will be explored in this workshop. You will learn how to control light, key your paintings and create good value structures so that you can achieve the specific feeling or mood you are after to fill your paintings with light and energy. Working from your own photo reference, you will learn how to redesign the elements of the photo to create a more dynamic and compelling painting. Demonstrations, critiques and discussion of materials, techniques and common problems will be a part of this 3 day workshop. Class will be held indoors and students should bring 5-10 landscape photographs (5x7 or larger) to work from.

The essentials of painting; design, value structure, color and exquisite paint quality will be the focus of this workshop. The workshop is open to all skill levels and styles. The main focus is on oil painting, however all media are welcome.

 

PETER FIORE is an American landscape painter who is best known for painting light and his striking use of color. His landscape paintings are in many corporate and private collections. He has won a number of awards, including first place for landscape in the Art Renewal Center's Annual Salon as well as receiving a Grand Prize in the America China Oil Painters Artist League (ACOPAL) Open Competition. He has been featured in an assortment of publications including Fine Art Connoisseur as an "Artist to Watch" and has been named a "Living Master" by the Art Renewal Center.

 

To see more of Fiore's work, visit his website at:

http://www.peterfiore.com/index.html

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $395

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PAST WORKSHOPS

Still Life Oil Painting and Online Art Marketing.
By Qian Huang

Feb. 24-26, 2013

How to paint Fast, Loose and Bold!
By Patti Mollica

April 14-16, 2013

Modern Impressionism
In Oil
By Colley Whisson

​May 7 and 8, 2013

Loose Florals
in Watercolors
By Ken Hobson

 

September 16, 2013

 

Follow your HeART!
By Ann Etheridge

 

Feb. 25, 2014

 

Oil Painting with Maggie Siner

 

December 6-8, 2013

 

 

Red Hangers, 2009, 30 x 36 ins, oil on linen

FREE
Golden Acrylics Lecture/Demo
By Phil Garrett

 

March 6, 2014

 

Loosen Up!
By Patti Mollica

 

March 14-17, 2014

 

Shining Through

Studio Landscape Painting Workshop at the Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, Cary NC Studio Landscape Painting Workshop at the Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, Cary NC
Studio Landscape Painting
By Donna Bland

 

April 28-29, 2014